Workshops presenters


Saturday workshops


 Andy Watson will present a workshop entitled “Shaped by the masters hand” featuring his Pottery skills and his unique spiritual insight and sense of humor  as he talks about the gospel and clay!

Andy Watson was born in 1948 in Great Falls, Montana.  He attended Fairfield High School, and graduated in 1966.    At the University of Montana he studied drawing with Walter Hook and ceramics with Rudy Autio.  He received a B.F.A. in ceramics/and printmaking from Brigham Young University in 1973.   Brigham Young University hired him in 1975 to teach Advanced Ceramics. Finding great success in this position of teaching Andy entered graduate school at Utah State University.  While Teaching at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden Utah, he finished a teaching degree at Weber State in 1982, then completed an M.F.A. in ceramics working with Porcelain clays at Utah State University in 1984.  After being a public school teacher in Utah from 1980 to 2008 he returned to Montana to retire in his home land and now works in his studio near Great Falls.


Brother & Sister Grundy (Dean and Pam) will present a workshop – “It isn’t all about you”  Highlighting their multiple missions – with some insights into service, the sungs unsung and the light in our life.   They have been married for 36 years and have two children and six grandchildren. They retired at the age of 50 in 2011 and have since served two missions.   Serving in Uganda and Southern India has strengthened their testimonies.  They know that Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all of God’s children.


Brett Bruggeman will present a workshop “The Iditarod of Life”

Because of his love of the outdoors, Brett Bruggeman chose to practice dentistry and raise his family in beautiful Montana. When not doing root canals, Brett can be found fly-fishing on the Missouri River, bow hunting for a trophy elk, flying his peregrine falcon, Josie, on ducks, hiking through the Bob Marshall Wilderness or mushing his dogsled team into the Montana backcountry. He and his 16-year-old son, Spencer, operate Skinny Leg Sled Dogs and compete in dog sled races all over the country. Brett is a two-time champion of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Extreme and runner-up of Montana’s 350-mile Race to the Sky. He is preparing to run Alaska’s famous 1000-mile Iditarod in March. Brett served in the Independence Missouri Mission in 1989-1991. He currently serves as a gospel doctrine teacher in his ward. He and his wife, Suzette, are the parents of three fine sons.


Becoming our Best self – through our development of faith and with our testimony of Jesus Christ.


Author: Brenda Hess Phillips